In our second lecture we focus on voices from so called Global South; countries such as India and Thailand and the Pacific Islands that are most affected by global warming. Despite the acute emergencies these places face, their voices quite often go unheard.
To help rectify this problem we will be discussing such writers as Amitav Ghosh, Gun Island (2019), Pitchaya Sudbanthad, Bangkok Wakes to Rain (2019), and the late Hawai’ian poet and activist, Haunani-Kay Trask. What do these writers see that writers from the more affluent countries in the North do not, and how can we add their perspective to our own to create more powerful narratives of change.
Daniel Ogden is a former lecturer in English at Uppsala University and a popular guest speaker. Most recently at the English Bookshop in Uppsala and Philpsophy Tea at Reginateatern Uppsala.
The talk is in English, online and free of charge. This lecture is the second and final of a series.
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